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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit


2855 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is the only provider in the region offering pediatric inpatient rehabilitation and specialized programs to treat children with complex medical and congenital conditions. The physicians and therapists at Good Shepherd’s pediatric inpatient rehabilitation hospital provide loving and comprehensive rehabilitation and care to children up to the age of 21.

Conditions treated 

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complex respiratory problems
  • Debility
  • Feeding disorders
  • Multiple fractures
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Post surgery
  • Prematurity
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Wounds


Medical: Care is overseen by a pediatric hospitalist, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a nurse practitioner.

Nursing: Good Shepherd’s nursing team includes specially trained pediatric and rehabilitation nurses. The nursing team delivers around-the-clock care and provides education throughout a child’s stay.

Physical Therapy: Expert physical therapists promote gross motor development and improve muscle movement, strength, coordination and relaxation. When appropriate, physical therapists will teach children how to properly use orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchairs and other aids.

Occupational Therapy: Children work with occupational therapists to regain function and independence in performing everyday activities, such as dressing, feeding and writing.

Recreational Therapy: Through recreational activities, children learn to increase their physical and cognitive skills. Certified recreational therapists also use games and computer activities to help improve memory and problem-solving skills.

Speech Therapy: Children learn or relearn to communicate effectively by improving oral motor function and articulation.

Respiratory Therapy: Certified respiratory therapists provide respiratory services and assistance with chest physical therapy and the use of respiratory equipment, such as ventilators, oxygen, CPAP/BiPAP and chest percussive devices.

Care Management: A patient care manager meets with each child and family upon admission and throughout the hospital stay to help them understand the treatment and goals. The care manager also works with insurance companies to ensure funding of care and maximize available services.

Psychologist: Changes in functional status, independence, self-esteem, social roles, personal relationships and body image can impact children following an injury or illness. Psychologists provide support and counseling to children and families to help them navigate through these issues.

Dietitian: The nutritional status of each child is assessed and dietitians offer customized meals and nutrition education.


Families play an important role in all steps of a child’s recovery. That’s why visits and overnight stays by family members are encouraged at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit. Patients and family members are placed in the center of the care plan, with the goal of returning the child to home, school and the community. Every effort is made to accommodate cultural and spiritual needs.

The Pediatric Unit staff works with parents and family members on caring for the child, using special equipment and home modification.

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